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The Dog Daycare Games – Highlights Skills Used to Keep Dogs Safe

February 14th, 2019 (No Comments)

Our pet care team did an outstanding job finishing #1 Nationally in the 2018 Daycare Games! We’re excited to be competing again this year and looking to repeat as champions.

Winter Safety Tips for Pet Parents

January 17th, 2019 (No Comments)

Snow, sleet, ice, wind… there’s a lot to prepare for when it comes to winter weather. Just like we’re affected by the cold, our dogs are, too. Here are a few simple measures you can take to make sure your dog stays happy and healthy throughout the winter. Age Matters Where climate is concerned, age […]

Canine Respiratory Illness Causes and Symptoms

November 14th, 2018 (No Comments)

Veterinarians in the Prior Lake/Savage area have notified Paws & Pals that they have seen an increase in respiratory illnesses in dogs around the community in the last few months. It has been prevalent in other areas around the Twin Cities as well. The cold and wet weather this fall is a likely contributor to […]

National Animal Safety and Prevention Month

October 16th, 2018 (No Comments)

October is National Animal Safety and Prevention Month; a month dedicated to promoting the safe practices of handling and caring for both domestic and wild animals. Animals play an important part in our everyday lives, even if we don’t personally have pets. So it’s vital to make sure that they are treated kindly and with […]

Guidelines for Responsible Pet Ownership

September 11th, 2018 (No Comments)

Owning a pet is a privilege and should result in a mutually beneficial relationship. The benefits of pet ownership come with responsibilities. These include:

How Much Exercise is Right?

August 13th, 2018 (No Comments)

Exercise does more than help keep your dog’s weight where it should be, maintain his cardiovascular fitness, and forestall the frailty that often comes with creeping age by staving off much of the muscle loss that accompanies advancing years and weakens the body. Exercise also contributes to a dog’s good mood, just like it does […]

5 Summer Road Trip Tips

July 16th, 2018 (No Comments)

Keep safety in mind when you travel with your canine pal this summer. 1. Refresh your training. Before hitting the road, practice life-saving commands, especially “Come” and “Stay”, so that your dog doesn’t get lost in an unfamiliar place.

Pet Cancer Signs and Symptoms

June 6th, 2018 (No Comments)

Cancer is the #1 medical concern of our precious pets. One in four dogs and one in five cats will get cancer. As their bodies age, they become more vulnerable to disease. The reality is that 50% of dogs over age 10 will develop a form of cancer. That’s why providing a wholesome diet, age-appropriate exercise, […]

Finding the Right Pet Care Provider

May 15th, 2018 (No Comments)

Whether a pet resort such as Paws & Pals or a pet sitter, make sure you know who is caring for your family member. Here are a series of questions to ask when interviewing a potential pet care provider. Are there quite a few questions? You bet! But better to have asked too many rather […]

All About Shedding

April 8th, 2018 (No Comments)

Shedding is natural; “non-shedding” is a misconception Shedding hair and skin is natural and all dogs shed to some extent; non-shedding is a misconception. A dog’s fur helps control his body temperature and protects his skin against the sun and other environmental elements. When a dog’s hair stops growing, he will naturally lose it by […]

Winter Pet Care Tips

January 9th, 2018 (No Comments)

Pets should be brought inside when the temperature drops. If that is not possible, then shelter—a dog house, shed or barn—should be used to protect your pet from the wind, low temperatures, and inclement weather. Supply warm bedding material and make sure the doorway has at least a flap covering to keep out the wind. […]

Clues to Winter Blues

November 15th, 2017 (No Comments)

  Clues to Winter Blues Learn signs and tips for helping alleviate your pet’s winter blues With fall drawing to a close, many of us are looking at the approach of cold, inclement weather, earlier nightfall and limited outdoor time. Regardless of where we live, the busier schedules of work and school, holidays and other […]

Understanding Fear in Dogs

October 12th, 2017 (No Comments)

Every dog or animal with a reasonably developed central nervous system has fear. Fear is one of the basic drives, along with hunger, thirst, sleep, sex, and sociality. Out-of-control fear is as much of a problem as any other drive that is out-of-control. But fear in the normal amount is essential, as it helps to […]

Separation Anxiety – Please Don’t Leave Me Alone!

September 12th, 2017 (No Comments)

Back-to-school season is a time of transition for the whole family, as parents and children begin to adjust to a new routine. It’s also a difficult time for pets, who have grown accustomed to some extra attention during summer vacation. Dogs are social pack animals – they normally prefer being with others. Usually dogs learn […]

Pet Owner Survey Says…

August 16th, 2017 (No Comments)

Why do pet owners make certain pet care decisions? The National Pet Owner Preferences Study, released in April by the International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA), reveals why “pet parents” spend their money on pet boarding, pet sitting services and apps, and veterinary services. The professional trade association teamed with Merck Animal Health to commission the […]

Top Summer Safety Tips

June 13th, 2017 (No Comments)

Our pets love summer just as much as we do! For many, it’s the best time of year to be out, about, and enjoying all that the season has to offer. 

While there is certainly nothing wrong with taking your pet out for hikes, swimming, or running, keep in mind that warm weather can be dangerous. It’s […]

Your Pets are in Qualified Hands at Paws & Pals!

May 10th, 2017 (No Comments)

We know, more than ever, pets are considered part of the family and their “parents” want assurances they’re getting the very best care. Therefore we’re very proud to be the first pet care company in Minnesota to have staff achieve certification from the Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC)! We’re also an early sponsor and […]

Avoiding Springtime Hazards

April 19th, 2017 (No Comments)

By the time the cold winter winds and snowstorms are replaced by pleasant sun-warmed spring days, pets are more than ready to return outdoors. Although spring is probably one of the most welcomed seasons, pet owners need to keep in mind that with the change in weather and increase of outdoor activity comes an increase […]

Puppy Love – Do Dog’s really have emotions?

February 21st, 2017 (No Comments)

Yes, of course they do. Every dog owner comes to recognize their dog’s moods from body language and facial expressions, from the noises their pet makes and from the very way their dog moves. We instinctively know whether our dogs are excited, happy, sad, frustrated or anxious. Nonetheless, it has long been a topic of […]

Tips for Grooming Your Dog In Winter

January 17th, 2017 (No Comments)

During winter, pet owners will sometimes neglect the regular grooming schedule used during warmer months. Regular grooming isn’t always top-of-mind when it’s cold outside, it gets dark earlier and when pets tend to spend more time indoors. But it’s just as important to groom your pets during the winter months as it is the rest […]

10 Gratitude Lessons to Learn from Your Dog

November 16th, 2016 (No Comments)

  As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, many people are trying to cultivate the value of gratitude. The problem is that Thanksgiving is arriving at an inconvenient time this year when a number of things seem to be going wrong with health, finances, blah blah . . . you know the details. But when […]

Halloween Safety for Your Pet

October 26th, 2016 (No Comments)

  Very soon costumes and Jack-O’-Lanterns will fill our neighborhoods with an endless parade of trick-or-treaters heading for our doorsteps. This year, be prepared to make the season a safe one for all members of the family. Here are seven important tips to keep your pets safe: •    Halloween season is a time of mischief […]

5 Simple Ways To Improve Your Pet’s Health

September 23rd, 2016 (No Comments)

In today’s fast paced world, many pet owners find themselves without the amount of time they would like to spend caring for their pets. Between work, chores around the house, kids, school, sports, etc. there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. With that in mind, we’ve come up with a […]

Dogs and Water Safety

July 20th, 2016 (No Comments)

  Swimming is a great exercise for dogs, and can also be the perfect relief from summer heat. Whether you’re boating with your dog or simply letting him have a dip in the pool, there are many safety precautions pet owners should take while swimming with their dogs. First and foremost, make sure that your dog can swim. Most dogs […]

Preventing Heatstroke in Dogs

June 24th, 2016 (No Comments)

On a sunny day with temperatures at or above 70° Fahrenheit, most people know that the temperature inside their car can soar to intolerable levels for their dog. But even outdoors in a non-shaded area, the heat can quickly get to your pooch and cause serious complications. Dogs do not perspire the way humans do; […]

It’s Allergy Season for Humans AND Dogs!

May 26th, 2016 (No Comments)

Spring brings blooming flowers and beautiful green trees – which in turn, bring plenty of pollen, molds, and other allergens. You may find it frustrating to deal with seasonal allergies, but you aren’t alone in your struggle! Both dogs and people can suffer from environmental allergies, but despite being associated with many of the same […]

Spring Garden Safety for Pets

April 19th, 2016 (No Comments)

  Spring is here, and for many families this means getting out in the yard and planting that beautiful spring garden! If your family includes a four-legged member, it’s important to keep their safety in mind as the seasons change.There are not only numerous dangerous plants and flowers that are toxic for pets, but there […]

Combating Cabin Fever How to keep your dogs (and you) from going stir crazy in wintertime.

February 18th, 2016 (No Comments)

When winter’s cold weather is punctuated with seemingly endless bouts of heavy snow and pelting rain and we’re stuck indoors, it’s understandable that we start suffering from cabin fever. And it’s no surprise that our dogs often feel the same way, too. Getting outside is not only about bracing the cold for potty breaks, it’s […]

7 Signs Your Dog Needs More Mental Stimulation

January 21st, 2016 (No Comments)

Have you ever wondered why your dog still destroys your shoes, even after a two-mile doggy run? Many dog owners worry about whether or not their dog is getting enough physical exercise, but they completely forget about mental exercise. If your dog is displaying any of the signs below, he may be in desperate need […]

A Safe and Sane Canine Halloween

October 9th, 2015 (No Comments)

We’re fast approaching the spookiest night of the year for dogs (and cats). Halloween can be particularly difficult for our dogs, who are assailed with new noises, doorbells ringing, and scary kids in costumes. This is a stressful time for animals, but with a little planning, you can make it an enjoyable and stress-free holiday […]

To Dog Park or Not to Dog Park?

September 18th, 2015 (1 Comment)

That is the question I am asked in every class. That the question even has to be asked is somewhat comforting. Dog owners everywhere seem to have an inherent mistrust of the idea that a bunch of dogs they don’t know will be racing around untethered by leash or human. Can they be trusted? The […]

5 Things People Do that Make Dogs Uncomfortable

August 13th, 2015 (No Comments)

  Dogs are known for being pretty tolerant, easy-going creatures, but there are certain things that can bother even the most docile of pups. Your intentions may be good when giving a dog a hug or patting a pooch on the head, but some canines don’t appreciate these actions and they can result in fearful […]

Protect Your Dog from These 5 Dangerous BBQ Foods!

July 15th, 2015 (1 Comment)

When the sun’s out and the days are long, there’s nothing better than a backyard barbeque with family and friends. While sharing a bite or two of grilled chicken breast or watermelon with your dog is usually fine in moderation, there are some barbeque foods that can be downright dangerous. Be sure to keep the […]

5 Things Your Dog Wants from You

May 27th, 2015 (No Comments)

If your dog could dream up the perfect life, you might think it involves a lifetime supply of treats and endless trips to the dog park. While these things may be on your dog’s wish list, most canines crave simple things that make them feel loved, happy, and stable. Below are five things your dog […]

5 reasons why having a dog is good for your health. 

March 6th, 2015 (No Comments)

Though we always knew it in our hearts, recent studies have shown that owning a dog – and just being around one – can be great for your health! Read on to discover all of the incredible health benefits that can come with owning a pet. Read on to discover all of the incredible health […]

Pet Food Drive

December 1st, 2014 (No Comments)

Paws & Pals Pet Food Drive December 1st-21st Donations are being taken at the Paws & Pals Front Lobby.

Is Your Dog Singing the Back to School Blues?

August 21st, 2014 (No Comments)

Is your dog singing the back to school blues? Back-to-school season is a time of transition for the whole family, as parents and children begin to adjust to a new routine. It’s also a difficult time for pets, who have grown accustomed to some extra attention during summer vacation. Dogs especially are extremely social and […]

Water and Your Dog

July 25th, 2014 (No Comments)

  Many dogs like to drink water from sources other than their fresh clean water bowls. The two most common places where dogs will drink from other than their bowl are the household toilet, and a foreign body of water (puddle, river, lake, etc). In most cases, drinking water from these sources will not harm […]

Working with the Pups

July 17th, 2014 (No Comments)

Check out what our staff has been working on with some of the pups! So cute!

Keep Your Dog Safe this Fourth of July.

July 3rd, 2014 (No Comments)

While most people look forward to fireworks on the Fourth of July, it may be a frightening time for pets. Keep your dog safe this Fourth of July with these tips: Leave your pet safely confined in the house with a favorite treat or toy. Do not leave your pet in the car. If you […]

Paws & Pals Events Highlights Photos

June 28th, 2014 (No Comments)

Check out all the fun at Paws & Pals! … Powered by Cincopa Video Streaming Hosting solution.Paws & Pals Events HightlightsHighlights from all the fun at Paws & Pals Pet Resort!Paws & Pals Celebrates 9 Years!Nancy, Jazzmyn & Surlyheight 640width 960originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMPaws & Pals Celebrates 9 Years!Fitzheight 960width 960originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMPaws & […]

Paws & Pals Celebrates 9 Great Years!

June 25th, 2014 (No Comments)

Paws & Pals Pet Resort is celebrating 9 great years thanks to you! Ask for these Anniversary week Specials good for June 23 – 30th.  $9 nail trim (save $5)! A 1/2 day of daycare for only $9 (save $7)! Trivia: How many different dogs have visited Paws & Pals for any service (boarding, daycare, […]

National Pet Fire Safety Day

June 20th, 2014 (No Comments)

According to the United States Fire Administration, an estimated half million pets are affected annually by fires. July 15th is National Pet Fire Safety Day, Paws & Pals would like to offer some tips to help you and your pet stay safe. We hope you will follow these important guidelines to help prevent disaster from […]

June 10th is World Pet Memorial Day

June 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

The loss of a pet can be extremely difficult, even though we have many cherished memories from the time the pet spent in our lives.  On June 10th, pet lovers around the world will be celebrating those cherished times and the memories of pets that have passed.  Paws & Pals encourage pet owners to take […]

Cinco de Mayo at Paws & Pals!

May 9th, 2014 (No Comments)

We had such a fun fiesta at Paws & Pals on Monday! See all the photos  and download your photo here Check out the video:    

Cinco De Mayo Doggy Daycare Party at Paws & Pals!

May 1st, 2014 (No Comments)

Be sure to save the date- Next Monday May 5th! It’s a fiesta at Paws & Pals Pet Resort! limbo contest • races •  photos (sombrero provided) All included with daycare! Visit Facebook for your chance to win a Free Daycare Day

Easter Fun at Paws & Pals!

April 26th, 2014 (No Comments)

April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month

April 18th, 2014 (No Comments)

The American Red Cross has dedicated April as National Pet First Aid Awareness Month.  This is a good time to think about how we can be better prepared in case our pets have an emergency. No one expects or hopes to deal with a pet emergency, but it’s important to be prepared so you can […]

Paws & Pals Mutt Madness Top Dog is….

April 8th, 2014 (No Comments)

  We have our Top Dog! Congratulations Jethro H!!!! You are TOP DOG!  Jethro has won a $300 vacation package to Paws & Pals and $200 will be donated to the Carver-Scott Humane Society in his name! Great job to all the mutts! Thank you to everyone that participated!

Paws & Pals Mutt Madness Championship Round!

April 6th, 2014 (No Comments)

It’s the Championship Round of Paws & Pals Mutt Madness! Who will be TOP DOG? Jethro or Lucy????? Congratulations to both of them for making it this far! Voting begins Monday April 7th at 8am! Play Now!

It’s Paws & Pals Mutt Madness!

March 28th, 2014 (No Comments)

It’s time for Paws & Pals Mutt Madness! With the NCAA tournament starting we thought it would be fun to do our own version. Your dog could win a $300 vacation package to Paws & Pals and have a $200 donation to the Carver-Scott Humane Society in their name. Visit our Facebook page today and […]

Avoiding Springtime Hazards

March 21st, 2014 (No Comments)

By the time the cold winter winds and snowstorms are replaced by pleasant sun-warmed spring days, pets are more than ready to return outdoors. Although spring is probably one of the most welcomed seasons, pet owners need to keep in mind that with the change in weather and increase of outdoor activity comes an increase […]

Paws & Pals-Readers’ Choice Best Kennel & Boarding Facility!

March 4th, 2014 (No Comments)

We are so excited! Hundreds of readers took time to vote for their favorite community businesses. The results are in and Lakeville voted Paws & Pals their favorite kennel & boarding facility! Thank you to everyone that voted!

Paws & Pals belongs to the IBPSA

February 27th, 2014 (No Comments)

Did you know that Paws & Pals is one of only two Pet Care facilities in Minnesota that belongs to the International Boarding and Pet Services Association? IBPSA is a trade association serving the pet care service industry. Members include traditional & non-traditional providers such as: boarding facilities, veterinarians, groomers, trainers, pet sitters, doggie daycares, […]

How to Love Your Dog

February 20th, 2014 (No Comments)

Children (and adults too) often want to show love to dogs the way we show love to each other, through hugs and kisses. Dogs do not naturally understand this, or even enjoy it. Hugs and face-to-face contact can be very threatening to dogs. The dog may tolerate this for a while, but at some point […]

Valentine’s Day Party at Paws & Pals

February 17th, 2014 (No Comments)

Thank you to all the daycare guests that joined us on Valentine’s day! It was a very fun day with lots of extra hugs and kisses. We hope you enjoyed your Valentine & treat bag 🙂 Some of our guest enjoyed their picture taking more than others. It certainly shows in the photos! The complete […]

Dogs get SAD too (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

January 22nd, 2014 (No Comments)

People aren’t the only ones susceptible to wintertime blues (Seasonal Affective Disorder). “PDSA (The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals) found that approximately 40 percent of dog owners saw a considerable downturn in their pet’s moods during the winter months,” reported Psychology Today. Today, scientists know that SAD in humans is caused by low levels of […]

Paws & Pals Voted Favorite Pet Boarding by Southwest Newspapers!

January 22nd, 2014 (No Comments)

Paws & Pals was chosen as “Favorite Pet Boarding” in Southwest Newspaper’s 2013-2014 “Faves & Raves” edition. We also made the top 3 for the “Favorite Pet Groomer”. A huge thanks to all who voted! We look forward to serving you and your four legged friends in the new year! Southwest Newspapers include:  Chanhassen Villager  […]

Happy Holidays from Paws & Pals!

December 28th, 2013 (No Comments)

A special holiday video from us to you! Thank you for another great year! We truly appreciate your business!

Why We’re Thankful For Our Dogs This Thanksgiving

November 21st, 2013 (No Comments)

Anyone who has ever had a dog knows how much love and joy they bring to our lives. From greeting us at the door when we get home to keeping us warm at night, we have plenty of reasons to be thankful for their very presence. Here are a few of those reasons: 1. They […]